On the cover

Exquisitely illustrated, Thomas Martyn’s eighteenth-century publication The Universal Conchologist is perhaps the greatest of all shell books. It drew on shells brought back from Captain Cook’s final voyage, as well as those in celebrated private British collections. The Library’s Rex Nan Kivell Collection copy is a rare first edition, one of only 70 in existence. Find out more on page 16.

In this issue

  • Finding Park Ridge: Walter Burley Griffin's Final American Town Plan
    Christopher Vernon's long-held interest in an elusive town plan culminates in a remarkable find
  • Magna Carta Turns 800
    Barry York examines the history and significance of this important document
  • Sidney William Jackson:Collector and Tree-climber
    Penny Olsen finds much of interest among the field notebooks and diaries of Sid Jackson
  • Anzac Panorama, August 7th 1915
    An unusual map depicts the battle of The Nek by one who was there, writes Stuart Braga
  • Kate Kelly in Story and Song
    Art, stories and the folkloric tradition have helped to create an enduring legend, says Jennifer Gall
  • The Continuance of Friendship: Alec Bolton's Photographs of Writers
    Linda Groom introduces some portraits of a very literary circle of friends